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Kitty Rocks the House (Kitty Norville #11)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  3,813 Ratings  ·  290 Reviews
On the heels of Kitty's return from London, a new werewolf shows up in Denver, one who threatens to split the pack by challenging Kitty's authority at every turn. The timing could not be worse; Kitty needs all the allies she can muster to go against the ancient vampire, Roman, if she's to have any hope of defeating his Long Game. But there's more to this intruder than ther ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 324 pages
Published March 26th 2013 by Tor Books (first published March 1st 2013)
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3.5 stars. I'd round up, but I've rated all of the other books in the series at 4-stars, and this one wasn't quite as good as those.

I enjoyed it, but there was just something off this time around. It seems like several subplots sprouted up and never found a way to connect. Still, it was enjoyable to read these, just a little jarring with the shift from one to another. Maybe that was the point - showing how Kitty is getting close to the point of being overwhelmed with everything going on in her l
Jun 24, 2013 Chris rated it it was ok
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Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve found it difficult to enjoy some of the previous books in this series because of my fixation on what happened to Cormac and wanting and expecting his situation to be fixed. I have now, sort of, gotten over it. I’m not sure if it’s because of that fact, or the plot of this book in general, but KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE goes back to what I originally liked about this series!

Basically we have a new vampire in town, and a new wolf. The vampire is…. a priest, and he’s look
Jon Allingham
Mar 29, 2013 Jon Allingham rated it liked it
I can summarize my thoughts by observing that I looked away to do something else just as a flipped a page and did a double take when I glimpsed the next chapter title "Epilogue". Huh?

What I mean here is that just as stuff started happening, the book ended.

That said, one thing I like about this series is that the author has not attempted to make each book more extreme than the previous, pumping up all the abilities and introducing jump the shark ideas so I really thank her for making this a serie
Apr 08, 2013 Sho rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Although nothing major in the ongoing war has happened, I feel this book gave a good start to the next direction the series is going and prepared Kitty for it.

I love books filled with action, but that doesn't mean I love upheaval and spectacular stuff all the time. I think this series is good in a sense it is not the "end of the world" again and again. Yes the Big Bad is looming on the horizon but people are people and they have lives. This book reminds you of that. Kitty sees the big picture an
Looks like a lot of the other reviews for this one are positive, but it was really dragging for me. I'm not sure if I'm just getting tired of this series, or it was something about this book in particular.

Plot wise, we're home in Denver. Kitty is facing a lone wolf who's challenging her leadership in the pack. In the meantime, Rick meets an older vampire who shakes up his view of the world and tempts him to leave Denver.

There's also a couple of sweet moments. One of the werewolves introduces his
Fangs for the Fantasy
Apr 17, 2013 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it it was ok
Kitty is settled in Denver for the first time in a long time, and there’s a lot of things she has to address. Not least of which is a challenge for leadership of her pack which she has been neglecting with her various battles against Roman. She has to re-build those bonds to see off the challenger.

And then a vampire in town comes looking for Rick – and they sequester themselves behind magical shields, leaving Kitty to soldier on managing Denver, her family, her pack and the fight against Roman
May 11, 2013 Liv rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Seriously, I don't know what to make of these Kitty Norville books anymore. Like the last installment, Kitty Steals the Show, nothing much happened in this book to advance the central conflict of the series - the opposition against Roman (a.k.a. Dux Bellorum), the evil ancient vampire planning to gain power and take over the world, literally.

Apart from Kitty hopping from one drama to another, nothing really happened in this book.

Seriously, nothing much happened.

So Kitty stayed in Denver for the
Feb 16, 2013 Yui rated it liked it
Shelves: shifters
I finished this in 3hours. *Big eyes wonder* I still can't believe it. ALmost 400 pages and I didn't even skipped a page. One of the good things about familiar and firm-founded series, I suppose. It was much like all Kitty Norville books. No great love, no tortured heroes, and the big quest is still given in tiny drops. Not much development in that area as usual. I suppose, one can get bored with how long it's taking and the tiny, tiniest hints every installment but as I've said there isn't much ...more
Denise Van plew
Aug 13, 2013 Denise Van plew rated it it was amazing
Not to be missed for sure just love these two and of course they have more troubles to be taken care of that came their way. I really like how they get along with the master of the city Rick. Comedy lines included also especially reactions she gets whenever she asks a vamp how old they are. That Cormaic is one strange dude though wouldn't have it any other way for these stories in this series. Kitty can seriously kick some butt. Ben not so bad either. Read this one if you want to know if they ca ...more
*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

Kitty Rocks the House (Kitty Norville # 11) finds Kitty back in Denver, and trouble not more than a page away. Whenever Kitty is around, you have to ask yourself how much more can this girl take or get into before she breaks. She has the capability of asking way too many questions, and getting into trouble at the drop of a hat. Up until now, Kitty's major worry has been the movements of her archnemesis Roman, aka Dux Bellorum.

*Full Review Posted @
Kaje Harper
Apr 07, 2013 Kaje Harper rated it really liked it
I enjoy this paranormal series, with Kitty the alpha werewolf trying to keep a balance between her day job, her pack duties, the local vampires, and the supernatural risks to herself and those around her. This book didn't have a major impact on the balance of events, other than moving one major character offstage. (Hopefully temporarily because I like him.) A decent middle book, not the best of the series but with moments of fun, excitement and good characters. Although I wouldn't have cut Corma ...more
Kathy Davie
May 07, 2013 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Eleventh in the Kitty Norville urban fantasy series about a brash young werewolf taking it to the airwaves. Based in Denver, Colorado.

My Take
The underlying theme in this story is death and temptation, and Vaughn sets the mood from the start with Grandma's death. But there's more than one kind of death, and "Bob"’s call-in to the radio show points this out to Kitty. There are also temptations: religion and the desire for its protection and that of power.

One of those temptations provides Kitty th
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Mar 28, 2013 Van (Short & Sweet Reviews) rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars.

I haven’t read the previous books in the Kitty Norville series, but was able to seamlessly follow the story with the little background that the author provided. What I liked was that the author didn’t just throw a load of background information in the first chapter, but added one or two sentences throughout the book to explain whenever a new (new to the scene not overall) character entered the scene. Kitty Rocks the House is the 11th book in the Kitty Norville Series; Kitty is the al
Ranting Dragon
Jun 07, 2013 Ranting Dragon rated it really liked it
Shelves: janea

Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn is the eleventh chapter in the Kitty Norville series. The urban fantasy series follows title character Kitty, a werewolf public radio DJ that shocks the world by becoming the first paranormal celebrity. As you might imagine, there are folks who aren’t too happy with her for shining lights into their darkness.

Kitty’s back in Denver from the scientific conference in London where she warned the world about the vampire Ro
Mar 27, 2013 Mara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I'm growing a little tired by this series. The Long Game overall arch needs a vampire mind to be into it. And I'm clearly not. I know it bring the series forward, but I'm not sure I care. Above all in books like this, where not much happens.

As an other reader said:
It doesn’t really go anywhere, it doesn’t really develop anything, it doesn’t bring much in the way of new information, it doesn’t advance Kitty’s life at all. Really, we finish this book no further along than when we started it.
Margo - this job thing really screws up my ability to read/review
Kitty the werewolf is in a bit of a rut in Kitty Rocks the House by Carrie Vaughn. She's still trying to fight Roman, the vampire who wants to rule the world, but her biggest ally, local vampire Master, Rick, is taking a religious holiday. A new werewolf with suspicious motives wants to join her pack, and she's braving the realty market while shopping for a new den. Kitty still tries to solve all her problems by talking them to death, and no real progress is made on any of the storylines.
Mar 31, 2013 KOMET rated it it was amazing
Kitty Norville, one of the world's most recognized female werewolves - not to mention a successful nighttime talk radio show host - returns home to Denver from London. A new werewolf is in town and "threatens to split the pack by challenging [her] authority at every turn." And that is just the beginning of Kitty's troubles.

Roman (aka 'Dux Bellorum'), a 2000-year old vampire bent on gaining full control of all the vampire communities and humanity worldwide as part of his "Long Game" strategy, lo
Oct 24, 2013 Vanessa rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
After the exciting events of KITTY STEALS THE SHOW Kitty returns home to Denver to get down to the serious business of building a strong base of allies in the war against the vampire Roman and his plan to change the status of vampires among humans.

But even the best-laid plans seem to go awry. The local vampire master Rick--her #1 ally--is approached by a secret sect of Catholic vampire crusaders and contemplates leaving Denver. A new pack member is causing trouble in the ranks. Cormac/Amelia see
All Things Urban Fantasy
Dec 04, 2012 All Things Urban Fantasy rated it really liked it
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE proves that Kitty is one tough and creative werewolf. She’s trying to be a stern but fair alpha, dealing with the vampires’ Long Game, and hosting her radio show. The Kitty Norville series isn’t just foreboding vampire and werewolf politics but also has a quirky strain of humor especially with Kitty’s radio show callers. The at times bizarre callers are one of my favorite aspects of these books and KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE does not d
Genine Tyson
Mar 28, 2013 Genine Tyson rated it it was amazing
Though this is a transition story in the series, it didn't feel like filler. I couldn't put it down and I felt the pace kept things fresh and lively. There isn't a lot of action in this book but there is a lot of development- personal and plot-wise.

For example we see how others react to Kitty: her work, her schedule, how she handles the pack and her place in the Long Game. (*Spoiler alert) Nassar, a Master Vampire, is a supposed ally to Rick and Kitty but his actions show that he doesn't trust K
I'm very disappointed with this book in the series, after the previous one I was hoping for some growth and/or action and didn't get any.

Kitty is back in Denver, she and the Rick (vampire master of Denver) are strategizing with other vamps about how to defeat Roman. An unknown vampire appears and gives Rick another option for fighting Roman and he disappears for most of the book.
Kitty and Ben allow a stranger to come into their territory, he's a lone wolf trying to find a pack... or is he?

I fo
Judy  at Musings and Ramblings

It's been a while since I visited Kitty's world - according to my Goodreads rating, January of 2013. Eeek! I must have liked it, I gave it 4 stars. However, thinking back, I can't really remember that it left much of an impact - not like those first couple of books where plot points seemed to be burned into my memory. Let's just say that this was one of those times that I was incredibly grateful for an author doing some backstory.

So Kitty is back from London and looking to gain more allies agai
Sep 13, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
There is a good amount of drama and conflict in KITTY ROCKS THE HOUSE. Between Kitty having to deal with her sister, a wolf trying to take over her pack, Rick going missing, her talk show and a few other small things she doesn't have much time to sit and relax. But when does she ever? Book 11 kept a nice pace going with plenty of action and suspense to fill the pages. We get a nice amount of pack time in book 11. Kitty is always looking out for her pack and what is best for them so when someone ...more
Tara Day
May 07, 2015 Tara Day rated it really liked it
Sometimes you just want to punch characters in their stupid faces. Though not the good ones, fortunately. In this book, Kitty meets a wolf who wants “to join her pack” but only ends up causing trouble. And Darren seems to be the least of her worries. Doesn’t mean he isn’t annoying. What’s worse is that Kitty is kinda uneasy around him to begin with, so when he starts challenging her, readers are kinda like, “Well, you asked for it.” Funny part is, Kitty knows she did too.

Things are getting darke
It was sooooo slow, again. Kitty talks. Nothing happens. The Long Game goes on and on. Apparently the author's plan is to draw out the Long Game into as many books as possible by having almost nothing happen in each book that would push the action in the series forward. And then the tag line for the next book is prominently shown after the last page of this book: "A little more of Kitty is never a bad thing...Kitty in the Underworld." The way we're going, a little more is all we ever get, just t ...more
Illise Montoya
Jun 05, 2013 Illise Montoya rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
My issue with the Kitty series currently, is that while the characters remain endearing and amusing, the over-arching plot of the series has thus far come to a crawl. I appreciate that Vaughn is interested in addressing how supernatural beings treat normal life and adapt to their individual circumstances, but its been getting to the point where it feels as though we're watching a struggling reality show trying to sensationalize something as mundane as doing laundry. Don't get me wrong--Vaughn do ...more
Feb 05, 2013 Stacy rated it liked it
Mooooooooom, are we there YET?????
I still love Kitty, but I feel like we hit a high point at House of Horrors and we've just been stagnating ever since. I acknowledge that it can be a good thing to create an overriding myth-arc in a series, rather than always doing a monster of the week, but eventually, you have to DO something. In other words, this Long Game is TAKING TOO #@&! LONG. Get a move on, let's stake this big bad, and start something new. I guess I wish I knew what Vaughn was waiti
Apr 07, 2013 Jeff rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
There are many things I like about this series, but nothing more than that the author doesn't shy away from dealing with the more mundane aspects of the protagonists life. This book typifies this strength - between dealing with a possible rebellion in her pack, issues with her sister, and buying a house - while also dealing with the more earth-shaking aspects of her life.

For the most part, the whole battle against the evil vampire lord story-line has tended to be my least favourite part of thes
Art Lueder
Feb 12, 2013 Art Lueder rated it it was amazing
Kitty is a Werewolf (hey, the name came before she was bitten) who was outed to the public during her Midnight Hour radio show about the supernatural. A local vampire hired a hunter to kill her on the air and she managed to do what she does best. Talk him out of it. This is book 11 in an outstanding series with Kitty defending her pack against a takeover and dealing with of all things a vampire priest.
Throughout the series Kitty has grown and the main story arc revolves around the "Long Game" o
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Carrie Vaughn is best known for her New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show for the supernaturally disadvantaged. The fourteenth installment, Kitty Saves the World, was released in 2015. Her forthcoming novels include a near-Earth space opera, Martians Abroad, from Tor Books, and a post-apocalyptic murder mystery, Bannerless, from John J ...more
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Kitty Norville (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Kitty Goes to Washington (Kitty Norville, #2)
  • Kitty Takes a Holiday (Kitty Norville, #3)
  • Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, #4)
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“It’s my husband. I think— I think he’s a zombie.”
I smiled. “Believe it or not, I get this one a lot. Can you describe his behavior? Why do you think he’s a zombie?”
She huffed. “He doesn’t do anything! He sits on the sofa all day watching TV and that’s it.”
“You poked the hornet’s nest,” I said flatly.
“Guess so.”
“And how did that work out for you?” Ben asked.
“Found the hornets,” he answered, grinning sleepily.”
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